Once you search the internet for ways to lose weight, you will get millions of hits. Some articles will offer slimming products and other sites have this exercise equipment which they vouch for as truly effective. There are also websites that tempt people into believing that losing weight is easy and can be done fast.
Well, in truth – losing weight is never easy. It cannot be healthily done if you want to lose weight in a snap. You just need to be very diligent and follow three things, but these “things” are the most difficult actions you will have to take. Simple and yet the most challenging lose-weight-healthily ways you will have to endure in your whole life.
There are three things to remember if you want to lose weight the healthy way – change of lifestyle, change of eating habits, and change of physical activities. If you notice, these three ways all have the word “change” in them. That’s because in losing weight the healthy way, you need TOTAL CHANGE.
Ditch your Marlboro’s and Camel’s. Stop the vaping and the puffing of that killer stick. You want to lose weight healthily? Then, QUIT SMOKING.
Also, no more one-dozen-Buds a night with your “buddies” or “girlies”. Beer produces that big belly. Too much hard liquor will make you dehydrated. A dehydrated person is most likely to pack on the belly fat. If you can’t resist social drinking, then, opt for red wine. Two glasses of red wine only and at the most.
You also need to sleep at least 7 to 8 hours per night. In this life, it is an indulgence to be able to sleep that long. But you just have to do it. If you lack sleep, your body won’t be able to function well. How can you burn all the calories when your body is not in good condition? Have you heard the statement – “Sleep can help you lose weight.”? Well, it’s true. It can. So, sleep 7-8 hours at night, uninterrupted. It will also make your skin radiant.
This is where people go wrong when it comes to eating. They think that the only way to lose weight is by dieting for a few months, and when they are at their desired weight – they eat and eat and eat. Easily, they go back to their “fat body state” and blame it on whatever reason. There is no such thing as “diet”. You just have to change the way you eat.
Instead of gulping down a glass of powdered orange juice drink and an egg and cheese with mayo sandwich for your snack, why not grab a bowl of fruit mix and some lemon water instead? This is the meaning of “change the way you eat”. It’s not dieting. This is called healthy eating.
You can eat at most 5 meals a day. But remember to eat low-calorie foods that are heavy in the stomach. It must also be a well-balanced meal. For example, a serving of whole grains, lean protein, veggies, the good fats, a bit of sugar and fruit. For your main meals, try to not go beyond 400 calories. As for the snacks, it must not be more than 200 calories.
It is better to ask advice from a nutritionist or a dietitian regarding this matter. They are the experts and they know what healthy eating program is the best for you.
Oh, yes. You need to exercise every single day for at least 20 minutes. No ifs and buts and certainly, NO EXCUSES. If you consider clicking the TV remote as your “activity”, then, you’re lazy. Take a walk. It may be difficult at first because you are too heavy, but in two weeks time, you will see the difference.
Working out is not just to gain a sexy physique. It will also improve the way your body functions. For example, if you decide to walk/jog each day for at least 20 minutes, your risk of getting cardiovascular diseases will be significantly decreased by at least 5%. Exercising daily is for your survival, really. Getting a sexy body is just a bonus.
A fitness trainer will help you in this regard. You can talk to a trainer about your desired workout activity and he or she will make a program to fit your schedule.
Just remember that it is never too late to do this for yourself. And it will take a ton of effort and all your self-control just to be able to go through the day. Hopefully, by following these ways in losing weight healthily, you will be fit for life.